|Location||Skowhegan, Maine US map|
|Vehicle||1994 Toyota Tercel |
This was built to simply get back and forth to work. Hopefully in the near future I can build another with a bit more power.
|Motor||D&D Motor Systems, Inc. ES-15A Series Wound DC|
|Drivetrain||Original 4 speed transmission. No clutch.|
|Batteries||6, 12.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, Flooded|
|System Voltage||72 Volts|
|Heater||500 watt Kats block pre-heater. 12 volt dc Shur Flo RV pump. Block heater heats the fluid (antifreeze) and the pump pushes it through the existing heater core.|
|DC/DC Converter|| |
|Instrumentation||Voltmeter - Ampmeter|
|Top Speed||56 MPH (90 KPH)|
|Acceleration||On flat ground it's the same as my '96 Jetta. Uphill is kinda sluggish but it can still get out of it's own way.|
|Range||20 Miles (32 Kilometers)|
20 miles seems to be the max right now. It got awfully sluggish after about 15 miles. It is getting pretty cold here in Maine though, it was about 40 degrees when I got the 20 miles. Maybe come summer it will go up a bit.
|Watt Hours/Mile||300 Wh/Mile |
After a 9 mile trip, 50% of the trip at 25mph and 50% at 55mph, it takes about 2.7kWh to fully recharge my pack. 2.7kWh / 9 miles = 300Whr per mile.
|Seating Capacity||2 adults, 2 children (tiny backseat)|
|Curb Weight||2,150 Pounds (977 Kilograms)|
Again, this is my best estimate. I would like to get the car on a scale sometime this winter. The original curb weight was 1950.
|Conversion Time||124 hours|
|Conversion Cost||5200$ so far|
|Additional Features||There is a timed switch in the console under the hand brake that turns the charger off. It can be set anywhere between 2 and 12 hours. It's a standard 110 volt timed switch.|
The 110 volt extension cord is a retractable extension cord that is mounted in the trunk and exits the car through the old gas cap. You just open up the gas cap and pull the cord until you get to the outlet. Once you're done, you just unplug and give the cord a quick pull and it is pulled right back into the car.
|You can view my conversion journal at this WebPage along with videos and many more pictures. *Site Updated*|